On completion of the lost masterpiece at the Ujung, the water-loving rajah of the Amlapura, was up with another go at building – the water palace of his dreams in the year 1948. He succeeded with the Taman Tirta Gangga which was a beautiful crescent of rice-¬terrace-lined hills for a backdrop.
Highlights: Tirta Gangga is a multi-level fantasy that is very well equipped with two swimming ponds which are a drawcard on the weekends. The ornamental water of the ponds features a huge lotus and koi blossoms that are an aromatic reminder of the old days of the Balinese rajahs. Do check out the 11-tiered meru fountain here.
Location: Tirta Gangga is located in eastern Bali. It lies about 5 kilometers away from Karangasem.
Timings: Site is open round the year however the tickets are available only from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Price: For foreign tourists: Rp 20,000. To take a bathe in the pools you’ll have to pay an addition Rp 10,000.